Modal was first developed in 1951 in Japan. Stretchy, soft, durable, breathable, water- absorbent and eco-friendly. Modal is made from regenerative plants and there are fewer chemicals used in the production process. It is considered a semi-synthetic because the raw material, cellulose, is a natural material which is then turned into fibre using an environmentally-friendly chemical process. Modal is classified as a bio-based textile, which means it was made from a substance derived from living organisms.
Soft & Breathable
Modal is revolutionizing the fashion industry with its lightweight, stretchy, and breathable nature. Because modal material is made from beechwood pulp, its natural properties allow breathability. Sweat and moisture are quickly absorbed and released and not trapped next to the skin. Modal is considered a luxurious textile thanks to both its soft feel and high cost.
Modal is eco-friendly. It’s made from beechwood trees, which are a renewable resource. Modal is biodegradable. And modal production uses 10-20 times less water than cotton, so it’s more sustainable in terms of water resources.